Remember the Strandbeest-inspired ‘walking bicycle’? Well, what you see here is a car version, well, sort of. Created by yet another crazy Russian custom auto workshop, Workroom Siberia, in collaboration with Garage 54.
You may remember Garage 54 for its real-life gas engine-powered Tesla Cybertruck. Anywho.. what you see here is a rather worn and beaten, but still functional Lada sedan that, instead of rear wheels, has “legs”.
The legs are not as complex as the Strandbeest, but it is similar. So, yeah, a walking car it is. Or rather, a partial walking car, to be precise. It totally works, albeit at a snail pace. Definitely not the most elegant solution, but hey, it works… well, at least for a while before the axle gave way.
You know what? Lada-walker is a reminder that walking is not for transportation and that reinventing the wheel may not be such a good idea. But its fun. Someone should talk to Theo Jansen about incorporating the Strandbeest mechanism on a car… for both the front and real wheels. That should be even more fun.
Images: YouTube (Garage 54).